Remember earlier this month when I was talking about my favorite films about food and wished that Tandy Wilson would throw a Big Night dinner at City House sometime
? Well, my hope upon hope is coming true! While I can't claim any credit other than utter kismet, Tandy and his team have announced that they'll be preparing a special feast starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, with the menu inspired by the iconic story of Primo and Secondo, two brothers who run the kitchen and front of the house, respectively, of a struggling Italian restaurant on the Jersey Shore during the 1950s.
While a select group of invited guests awaits the promised arrival of celebrated singer Louis Prima, they indulge in what appears to be a fantastic fest of Abruzzan delicacies, highlighted by the delivery to the table of Il TImpano (or timballo), an impossibly complex pasta creation that has haunted my dreams since I first saw the movie back in 1996.
While Tandy isn't making any specific promises as to the dishes that will grace the tables at City House
, he has promised dinner will be inspired by the movie. And perhaps most significantly, he's bringing in some extremely high-powered talent to collaborate with him in the kitchen. No less than Mike Lata, the James Beard-awarded chef/owner of FIG
and The Ordinary
in Charleston, S.C., will be joining Chef Wilson in the kitchen for the evening. A supremely talented and entertaining chef, Chef Lata can only raise this event from amazing to sublime.
Tickets for this can't miss event are $150 per person, and are available by emailing the restaurant at firstname.lastname@example.org
with the number and names of your party. Include a phone number for a member of the staff to contact you for payment info. Note: Due to the nature of this event, City House will not be able to accommodate dietary restrictions. They appreciate your understanding.
Personally, I'm hoping to stick around until sunrise to share an omelet with the kitchen staff.